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RE: Accessible Authentication and issue responses

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2017 15:31:22 +0000
To: Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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From: Michael Pluke
> It appears to pretty much debar all authentication processes that involve user information entry - as whatever they enter either has to be retrieved from the user’s memory or copied (tanscribed) from somewhere. Also I do not see how an authenticaton process can rely on every unspecified user agent being able to enter a user’s personal information (at present, surely, public terminals will certainly not have access to stored user intormation)?

Hi Mike,

It is asking for alternative methods, other than needing to remember/copy things manually. Look at any of the recent threads for example techniques.

It leaves open the ability to use a browser-based / extension for managing usernames/passwords, and says ‘does not block’ them. The content is responsible for not blocking their use, we are not saying every user-agent has to know that information.


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